Community Connection: 20 Questions with Cole McCaig


Brandon’s Cole McCaig, a one time member of the Brandon Wheat Kings U18 AAA team, is currently an assistant coach with the Flin Flon Bombers of the SJHL. In addition to his role as an assistant coach, McCaig is also the team’s Assistant General Manager & the Bombers Marketing Director.

The Bombers recently advanced to the SJHL final matchup against the No. 1 seed Estevan Bruins. The Bombers have also qualified to participate in the the Centennial Cup, the Junior ‘A’ National Championship, as Estevan is the host, and therefore Flin Flon is awarded the SJHL’s entry. Prior to entering the coaching field in 2018, McCaig’s playing days included stints with the Flin Flon Bombers, Waywayseecappo Wolverines, and Marian University.

First job: Timekeeper for Darryl Wolski
You have friends (Sobkow, Nelson) visiting Flin Flon for the first time, where locally are you taking them: The Hooter. It’s a motel/bar in town. Sobs and Nelly actually stayed there one weekend when they came to visit. I believe they charged $18 a night.
What’s the first concert you attended: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Name a movie villain that you find yourself pulling for: Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight.
Childhood Celebrity Crush: Rachel McAdams. Big fan of her in The Notebook and Wedding Crashers. She seems like the type of girl you want to bring home to meet mom and dad.
Which one of your friends would last the longest on the TV show Alone: Probably Cody Gallant. He’s a pretty hands-on guy that loves to hunt.
If you could bring back one retired NHL player to play now in their prime, who would it be: Wayne Gretzky
If you could pick a non-politician to be Prime Minister of Canada, who would you choose: Dennis Kozoroski
A meal that you think tastes better the next day: Leftover pizza is usually really good.
If you could tailgate in any one NFL City, what city would you choose: Kind of a weird choice but probably Buffalo depending on the weather. Bills fans are crazy so I think I’d come home with a lot of hilarious stories from it.
As a kid, my go to cereal was: Cheerios
What is the best sports event you have ever been to: Probably the 2010 Memorial Cup in Brandon. It was pretty cool watching players like Taylor Hall and Ryan Ellis who ended up becoming NHL all-stars.
What two athletes (1 male-1 female) would you like to see team-up on The Amazing Race: Conor McGregor/Paige VanZant
You get to stand on the bench of one NHL team for an entire season, what team would you choose: Montreal Canadians.
Favorite Wing flavor: Salt & Pepper
Outside of Flin Flon, the SJHL’s most passionate fans live in this community: Nipawin. For the size of the community, they usually draw really well. They have great support regardless of where the team sits in the standings.
Three most commonly used apps on your phone: Twitter, theScore and Instagram
What animal would be most terrifying if it could speak: Weird answer but maybe a Hyena
What was the last TV show you binge watched: Californication
If you could choose any Canadian band (past or present) to play a backyard BBQ at your house, who are you choosing: Nickelback. I saw them live at the Minot State Fair and they put on an incredible show. I don’t understand why people think they suck.
Bonus question: Flin Flon is looking for a goalie coach, does Darryl Wolski receive a Skype interview: No interview needed. Darryl would be offered the job immediately.